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♪ let's get it on oh, baby ♪ ♪ let's get it on devin is getting very nervous that we're going to be talking about sex. >> it's the sex segment of the day. >> don't act excited. i know you're getting service. his palms are hot and sweaty. the romantic music. one couple in utah whose extreme getting it on is causing an online sensation. >> they agreed to have sex every day for a month. and they're telling the whole world about it. here's abc's abbie boudreau. >> reporter: two little kids. two hectic jobs. no more excuses. and let's face it.
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we've heard them all. >> i'm tired. i don't feel well. i don't like how i look. i have to lose another ten pounds. >> reporter: with babies and a busy schedule, 29-year-old meg connolly was feeling not-so-sexy. and was worried she was losing touch with her husband of eight years, riley bingham. >> we hadn't touched each other for eight days. that was crazy for us. >> reporter: were you noticing you weren't as intimate as often? >> absolutely. >> reporter: meg came up with an experiment to get their spark back. >> when he got home from work, what if we have sex every night for the next month? yeah. what if we do? so, we did. >> reporter: and you're thinking -- >> i was out of shock. >> reporter: every night, you're doing the deed, correct? >> yes. >> reporter: did you ever feel like, i am just too tired today? >> absolutely. there were time whence i would have to look in the bathroom mirror and psych myself up. you can do this. after a few weeks, i craved it.
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>> reporter: she wrote about their journey on her blog, really striking a chord with couples. some calling her idea brilliant. others saying it's oversimplified. what do you think it did for your marriage? >> it added excitement. he would come home from work. he was come into the kitchen and would twirl me around. we were talking more to each other. we got on the same team again. >> we talk a lot more. we became much more generous. less selfish. >> reporter: and although they say they are no longer having sex every day. >> we make it a point to be intimate every day. whether it's hand-holding or kissing. something that's just her and i, where we feel close, no matter how long the day is. it's just us. >> reporter: abbie boudreau, abc news, provo, utah. >> very fun. it's interesting they're not keeping it up. why is that? >> i don't know. but we'll have to follow their blog to find out. >> that's right. well, they say it's kind of like you have to take every marriage first before the kids. it's like the oxygen mask on the plane. you have to put yours on first
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before you put it on the kids. and it does relieve stress, obviously. and leads to a much happier -- >> we have our cheat sheets. five reasons you should have sex with your husband. reason number five, it's so much fun. you heard it here. the supermodel doing her own yardwork in a bikini. and a fish out of water. christina hendricks gives us the 2014 office. the video you have to see in "the skinny."
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time, now, on this friday for "the skinny." and the battle of the egos at a soul cycle. >> cher leez theron felt dissed at her studio. she told her spin studio to ban tia mowry, after she snitched to the tabloids about theron rolling her eyes at her. >> when the gym management refused, she had a meltdown. it all seems very sixth grade. but platinum cards. next to a girl who is definitely not in the sixth grade anymore. and she's showing it. >> she is showing it. chrissy tegan blasted out this instagram, take a look, promoting her photo shoot in the
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september issue of "esquire." >> part of the spread has her sporing this gardening outfit, a bikini, as she pushes the lawn mower. she appears to be having a great time. >> she is air rating the lawn. and to another siren heating up the camera lenses. >> angela bassett proving that 55 isn't fatal. posing in these black and white shots. on the heels of finishing her first directorial debut. >> her advice to women everywhere, be yourself. and don't be afraid of a little bit of rejection. >> i think she's always gorgeous. and smart, clearly. >> black and white. really nice pictures. to another lesson for women and men everywhere. >> christina hendricks brings her 1960s "mad men" persona, into a modern office.
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she tries to spool paper into a computer. doesn't recognize a phone. the joke is on everyone else when she gets her real message across. >> women make 23% less than their male counterparts. >> really? >> did you know that 70% of the minimum wage workforce is female. there's 15% of our fortune 500 ceos. >> that's depressuring. >> if we're going to run our businesses like it's the 1960s, i'm going to act like it. >> huh. >> of course, those were the days when we could all wish we could shake up a martini in the break room, instead of being stuck with boring coffee. >> i am up for shaking up a martini in the break room. >> i know. it's time to see who will be shaking the martinis today over the birthday cake. >> dustin hoffman turns 77 years old. connie stevens is 76. >> deborah norville turnsb' 66. >> and tennis great, roger federer, 33 today.
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neutralizing pet odors. don't just vacuum clean . resolve clean. recapping our top stories. the crisis in iraq heating up. president obama authorized u.s. air strikes in northern iraq to defend morn soldiers and civilians from advancing sunni militants. it has an air mission to drop aid to refugees. hawaii bracing for a one-two punch. its first major storms in 22 years. the cell's outer edges are lashing the island chain with torrential rain and gusty winds. on its heels, julio, an even stronger storm. aside from murder and mayhem are quite a few bright spots. here are the friday reruns. >> the loss of any life is tragic. no life is worth any more than another life.
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but the symbolism of a loss of a major general in conflict, will have a huge effect on u.s. forces. >> this outbreak of ebola is remarkable. the cases in this -- you know, the last couple weeks, represents one-third of all the ebola cases ever reported. >> israel deeply regrets every civilian casualty. the people of gaza are not our enemy. our enemy is hamas. >> this seize fire has come at a price that is almost too much to bear. the massive death and disruption in gaza has shocked and shamed the world. >> i heard a big boom. i saw the pole going like tumbling down. >> everybody was, like, lying down on the ground, injured. people screaming, asking for help. >> do you remember ever trying within 2 1/2 to 3 hours after
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good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm devin dwyer. here's some of the headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." american forces are intervening in iraq. they air dropped food to thousands of iraqis on a mountain top after fleeing because of i.s.i.s. president obama has given a green light for targeted air strikes. classes are canceled and people are urged to stay home as hawaii braces for the arrival of two, major storms. the earlyfects are being felt now. julio strengthens in the pacific. six american students who have been stranded in africa because of the ebola outbreak will be coming home later this month. the state department is evacuating family members in liberia.
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a woman who flew from san jose to los angeles has been arrested for flying without a ticket. those are some of our top stories on this friday, august 8th. good morning to you. we begin with the storms taking aim at paradise. >> the weather hawaiians have been bracing for is here now. they've been boarding up for days. >> that mighty storm coming ashore. hundreds of people are spending the flight in shelters as a precaution. and right behind iselle is julio. our coverage begins with clayton sandell on the big island. >> reporter: honolulu beaches were a picture-perfect paradise on wednesday. but two powerful storms tore across the pacific toward the hawaiian islands. as iselle and julio approached, residents batten down.
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>> roof damage. older homes, structural issues. flying debris, potential, as well. >> reporter: bracing against the battering winds. >> keep anything flying away from our windows. >> reporter: the heavy gusts are churning up the surf, tempting some boogie borders to take hazardous chances. gas lines are long, as provisions grow short. supplies of battled water running dry. >> all of the water is gone. >> reporter: and sandbags in scarce supply, too. a growing worry as the islands are getting their first taste of heavy rainfall. >> rain will be wringing out and wringing out. >> sandbags are sold out. i have a roll of duct tape. this will slow the water down, right? >> reporter: the governor says hawaii is in a state of high readiness. >> the response is going to be immediate. >> reporter: honeymooners-to-be, jeff and lori, say the storms won't rain out their saturday wedding. >> the plan is to get married on
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the beach at sunset. >> reporter: clayton sandell, abc news, kailua kona, hawaii. >> julio right behind iselle. our coverage continues with accuweather meteorologist, jim dickey. >> we're looking at two storms over the pacific. the first moving over the big island. that's iselle. it's going to bring powerful winds. 50-mile-per-hour, 60-mile-per-hour, 70-mile-per-hour. to the big island of hawaii. moving over hilo. that's going to cause power outages along with heavy rainfall. five or six inches of rain in some locations. it will be quick to depart. by the early morning hours on friday local time, back over open waters and staying south of oahu. bringing the outer rain bands to
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honolulu. and julio will approach over the weekend. it will likely bring heavy rain. >> here's the forecast on the american mainland. showers and thunderstorms in the northern rockies and western plains. also in the lower midwest and ohio valley. most of the south will get rain, too. sunny and pleasant from the great lakes across to new england. >> phoenix's high temperature will break 100 today. but dallas will be up there, too. it will be in the mid-80s for denver. memphis and new orleans will be in the low 90s. also breaking overnight, u.s. troops back on the move in iraq. air dropping aid to stranded iraqi civilians. president obama also poised to protect americans from sunni militants known as i.s.i.s. the targeted air strikes in that country. here's more from abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: american military strikes are a very real option. >> we intend to stay vigilant and take action if the terrorist forces threaten our personnel or facilities anywhere in iraq.
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>> reporter: those militant fighters are taking control of iraq. now threatening the capital of the kurdish region, irbil, where america has a key outpost, with military consultants and a consulate. if the militants threaten, a u.s. official says the u.s. is ready to strike. but a humanitarian mission is already under way. three air force cargo jets ,haid. food and water. it is a race to stop a catastrophe. at least 10,000 people, families who fled to the top of a mountain, now collapsing from blistering heat, pleading there is no water, no bread. nearly 20 children already dead. they are trapped atop this mountain 3,000 feet up, with no escape because down below, i.s.i.s. terrorists have taken over their homes, warning of the slaughter if they return. >> that is barbaric.
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it's disgusting. we are seeing these other religious and ethnic minorities be persecuted because of their identities. >> reporter: we've ridden along, seeing air support up close. but dropping food, water and medicine into this hostile environment is a complicated and dangerous mission. i.s.i.s. fighters now have surface-to-air missiles and a slew of other firepower. the u.s. military is watching this all extremely closely and have all the necessary war planes in place if needed, which could put the u.s. back in a combat role in a war the president thought had ended. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. it turns out the humanitarian flights that did already take place, only lasted about 15 minutes over the hot zone there. but military officials telling us those 15 minutes extremely dangerous because of the weapons that those militants have. and more are expected. >> you know, last year, "the new york times" calledé&ñçó irbil t tourist boom town. and now, it seemed the only booms they will hear are
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potentially air strikes around the area. when i.s.i.s. got close to baghdad, they evacuated a u.s. embassy complex. all of those employees going to irbil. >> supposed to be a fail safe area. also happening now in the middle east, the peace and quiet between israel and hamas has come to an end. israeli military says ten rockets were fired from gaza this morning after a three-day cease-fire expired. delegations were holding talks in cairo, hoping to reach a more lasting agreement. but the deal fell through, with israel and hamas so far apart. oscar pistorius' defense attorney resumes his closing argument on the final day of the murder trial. in a five-hour statement yesterday, the lead prosecutor, gerrie nel, said that pistorius was an appalling witness whose testimony was, quote, devoid of any truth. pistorius claims he shot and killed his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, by mistake.
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the judge will consider her verdict. there's no time limit on what it will take her to reach that judgment. the suburban detroit man on trial for killing an unarmed woman on his porch has been found guilty of second-degree murder. abc's ryan smith has the details. >> count one, murder in the second degree, guilty of murder in the second degree. >> reporter: after eight hours of deliberations, jurors in detroit finding theodore wafer of killing mcbride. afterwards, wafer, stoic. while the victim's mother, brimming with emotion. hugging prosecutors. >> we have what we need to move on with our lives. >> reporter: drew comparisons to the george zimmerman's case, a white shooter killing a black teen. prosecutors argued mcbride was lost and injured from a nearby car accident. and wafer was looking for trouble. >> the defendant picked up this
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shotgun. pulled the trigger and blew her face off. >> i just shot somebody on my front porch with a shotgun, banging on my door. >> reporter: the defense claimed wafer, frightened by mcbride banging violently through that screen door, had no choice but to act. >> the floor started vibrating. the walls were shaking. the window was about to break. wafer, steadfast in his explanati explanation. >> i didn't want to be a victim. >> reporter: as one man sits in prison, a family feeling vindicated. >> justice was served today. >> yes, it was. >> justice was served today. >> reporter: theodore wafer will be back in the courthouse to face sentencing. the judge could sentence him to life in prison. ryan smith, abc news, detroit. a bizarre accident may impact law enforcement in central arkansas. a car failed to make a turn, flew over a retaining wall. crashed into sheriff's helicopters parked in the field.
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two of the choppers were damaged. the driver was taken to the hospital. officials don't know why he plowed through the intersection at such a high speed. dan jennings was struck in the head by a line drive last night. he was clearly stunned by the blow and left the game. later, jennings was diagnosed with a concussion. and he underwent a scan that came back negative. that's encouraging news. >> we are all glad he will be okay. what an incredible hit. all right. moving on to a much less serious story here. the last time we saw the chicago river, it was being painted green for st. patrick's day. >> yesterday, the river was a scene of what became another chicago tradition. more than 53,000 rubber ducks, dumped into the river, for the ninth annual windy city rubber duck derby. >> the ducks were adopted by people and businesses. the person whose duck floated down the river and crossed the
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♪ welcome to the hotel california ♪ ♪ such a lovely place well, for one guest who stayed at a hotel in new york state, he left all right. left with a scathing review on yelp. >> but what that hotel did to him has many of us thinking twice about leaving bad reviews ever again. here's abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: when robbie checked into his hotel in upstate new york for a wedding last year, he didn't expect this. >> smelled bad. we kept the windows open the entire time we were there. >> reporter: he wrote a review on yelp and gave it just one star. >> i wouldn't recommend this property for anyone. >> reporter: then, a surprise landed in his inbox. the hotel e-mailing robbie that his negative review would cost the just-married couple $500. fine print the bride and groom had apparently missed when they signed their contract. and that language in contracts
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is becoming more common. >> an intimidation tactic that once discovered clearly gets shut down right away. >> reporter: it backfires. >> absolutely. >> reporter: the hotel's rating on yelp, plummeting, as a barrage of users posting angry comments. one person calling it the worst hotel in history. on some levels, you are what your yelp reviews say you are. >> 100%. >> reporter: in some cases, businesses have taken the extreme step of suing reviewers. yelp says the law is on the side of the consumer. >> they have a right to express their opinion and accurately and truthfully describe their experiences. >> reporter: back at the hotel in new york, we were told the owner wasn't available to speak. but in a statement, he expressed embarrassment and regret. now claiming the policy was a joke. if that was a joke, the reviewers aren't laughing. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> caught red-handed it seems. but a reminder to always read the fine print.
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i can't believe this story. >> i can't, either. >> 3,000 bad reviews for the hotel's yelp page has been erased because they didn't conform to their guidelines. >> the backlash. you complained quite a bit, about the insomniac we have upstairs. >> i have a good turndown service. i leave a mint on everybody's pillow. >> you look good in a hotel vest. >> don't you make the beds? >> yeah. and ande's candy mints. i leave that on the pillow. a dream come true for a wounded war hero. >> he lost a leg for his country. but christopher melendez is living out his dream of being a professional wrestler. his story, straight ahead.
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recapping this morning's top stories. president obama authorizing u.s. air strikes in northern iraq to defend american soldiers and civilians from advancing sunni militants. yesterday, the u.s. military air dropped humanitarian aid to refugees in northern iraq. tracking our other top story. a double-punch for hawaii, bracing for its first major storm since 1992. iselle is lashing the chain with high winds. behind it, julio, an even stronger storm, following behind on a similar track. an army veteran from new york city is living his dream out this morning. >> christopher melendez lost his left leg during his tour of duty in iraq. but it hasn't stopped him from taking a chance. a chance of living out his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. making this our favorite story of the day. here's abc's rob nelson. >> reporter: it was christopher melendez's first night in the
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ring as a pro wrestler. but by no means was it his greatest fight. >> i wanted to be up there, entertaining the crowd. being on the stage. >> reporter: his dreams of a wrestling career almost came to an end in iraq in 2006. >> it keeps clearing when i see that nothing is attached to this leg. i make a connection. that's someone's leg. i can feel it's mine and it's not there. i'm in trouble here. >> reporter: at 19 years old, an explosion cost chris his leg. inspired at age 17 to join the military after 9/11, his patriotism had come with a price. >> i felt like someone had brought the fight to my front door and my home. and i wanted to stand with my country and my city. >> reporter: it was a tough recovery. but chris is a new yorker. >> i like to credit a lot to the fact i'm a new yorker. an i don't waste any time. and i have to hurry up. >> reporter: remarkably, in just 40 days, chris who has been awarded a purple heart, stood tall again, this time on a prosthetic leg. and in 2012, he began training
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in florida. his pro wrestling dreams back on. >> you have to find a silver lining always. and turn adversity into opportunity. >> reporter: on top of being a new dad, chris has signed a deal with tna, the second-largest pro wrestling group in the world. and taped his first matches this week in manhattan. he's the first-ever amputee war veteran to enter the sport. >> if you have something you think is debilitating, you may be holding yourself back. and i want to help people realize their potential. >> reporter: and for this war veteran, it's only fitting that his television wrestling debut has been set for 9/11. rob nelson, channel 7, eyewitness news. >> thanks to rob nelson for that incredible story. >> such symbolism on the day he'll be back out there. it's fantastic. >> he was 19 when he lost his leg in iraq. he only had 23 more days left in his tour in iraq. but talk about a horrible situation that he's turned into such great hopes. >> he has.
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call the number on your screen now. ♪ time, now, for "insomniac theater." two movies that are at the opposite end of the spectrum. >> "the hundred-foot journey" is set in the south of france. as a classic restaurant is outraged at the opening of a new indian restaurant just a few hundred feet from her own. >> it is a horror. look at them. do they have a building permit for this? >> of course they did not. >> of course they did not. >> "the hundred-foot journey" is
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getting mixed reviews. scored 68% on rotten tomatoes. "usa today" says a pleasant rather sappy mix of cultures. and it ladles-of a sent nl aspects when only a pinch would have done. >> the food looks good. i'll give the benefit of the doubt. the reboot of the classic action franchise "teenage mutant ninja turtles." the turtles have to save new york city from an evil plot with noise, and special effects. and a few comedic surprises. >> whoa. whoa. just a mask. see? don't freak out. right? >> "teenage mutant ninja turtles" is only a 17% rating
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from rotten tomatoes. with empty shell, and down right dull. frank swietek calls it loud, frenetic and exhausting. it's too violent for children. and too dumb for adults who aren't driven by nostalgia. and from "the dallas morning news," cowabunga, dude. >> i wouldn't go see the teenage mutant ninja turtles. >> i am intrigue by it. >> a rating of 17 looks pretty bad. that's the news for this half hour. >> follow us on facebook at wnnfans.c wnnfans.com. enjoy the movies.
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this morning on "world news now," on-edge. breaking overnight developments as the u.s. military takes action for humanitarian help for iraq. >> today, america is coming to help. >> the president's tough decision. could u.s. air strikes be next in. double-trouble. iselle and julio take aim at hawaii. >> prepared for immediate response. we have our resources in place. >> last-minute preparations. and a vacationing couple ready to get married on the beach. and real storms to hollywood's make-believer tornado. moviemakers whipping up a category 6 twister. the box office buzz on this friday, august 8th.
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good morning. on this very busy friday. i'm devin dwyer. >> i'm reena ninan. we thought the hawaii storms would be the big story. but overnight, the president came out and addressed the nation in a televised speech about the situation in the middle east. it seems to be getting even worse. >> deepening action there. and lots of talk about that action tonight. we have a couple live reports coming up. stay with us for that. >> that's right. we're going to begin with the news of the deepest american engagement in iraq since the end of the war. president obama authorizing air strikes while sending in humanitarian aid. >> dropping food and water to thousands of iraqis trapped by militants on a mountain near the syrian border. here's more from abc's karen travers. >> reporter: president obama said u.s. war planes are ready to go if americans are threatened in iraq. >> i've authorized targeted air strikes if they break the siege to protect the civilians trapped
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there. >> reporter: under the cover of darkness, the u.s. military carried out a stealth mission in northern iraq. aircraft dropped food and aid to what the white house called a dire humanitarian crisis. >> one iraqi cried to the world, there's no one coming to help. well, today, america is coming to help. >> reporter: it's a complicated and dangerous mission. i.s.i.s. extremests have surface-to-air missiles and firepower. this week, i.s.i.s. militants took over areas that are home to religious minorities. convert to islam or face potential death. now, thousands of people are stranded high in the mountains, as they try to escape this brutal i.s.i.s. advance. the conditions are terrible. this man said, there's no water, no electricity, no bread. not even a single green tree. >> this is a desperate
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situation, particularly for children. >> reporter: now, militants threaten irbil, where the u.s. has key outposts with military consultants and a consulate. >> i directed our military to take targeted strikes against convoys should they move toward the city. >> reporter: but the president reiterated, american combat troops will not be sent back into war in iraq. karen travers, abc news, washington. let's continue our coverage on the american military action in iraq with abc's mary bruce, live in washington. >> mary, good morning. the president authorizing these strikes against the militants if they move in on irbil. how important is that city? and how likely are the strikes? >> reporter: irbil is so important because there are americans there. the u.s. has a consulate there. and we know that 40 military officers are stationed there, as well. now, keep in mind, the president's top priority is to keep americans safe. to get a sense of how quickly this is escalating, think about this. it's been two months since the u.s. closed part of its embassy
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in baghdad and relocated the diplomats to irbil because it was safer. now, of course, the militants are closing in. >> mary, the president before stepping into the white house, was all about ending the war in iraq. is he backtracking on that now? >> reporter: the president made a point, actually, of repeating that promise tonight. he pledged that the u.s. will not get dragged into another long conflict in iraq. but he also made a point of saying that the u.s. can't turn a blind eye to these situations, especially when it's able to intervene to prevent some of the horrific violence. there will be a lot of questions in the coming days about the administration's policies. >> you've been at the white house all day. this is unfolding with a bit of a scare. a lockdown at the white house involving a toddler? >> reporter: this was definitely a first. a toddler managed to squeeze through the front gate at the white house, sending security running. armed guards coming to the rescue, shutting down the white house. now, the secret service did release a statement. and i absolutely love this. they said we were going to wait until he learned to talk to
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question him. but in lieu of that, he got a timeout and was sent on his way with his parents. poor little guy. >> i wonder if it's more than a timeout that his mom and dad made him go through. mary, thank you so much. live in washington. stay with abc news, as we monitor the situation in iraq. look for updates in our next half hour on "america this morning" and on "good morning america." the other major story we're tracking today, hawaii. now feeling the effects of the first two major storms moving its way. shop owners on the big island spent yesterday boarding up their stores and taking every precaution, as iselle approached. and you're looking at pictures just in from the shores of hawaii's big island. you can look at these. you can see there, the skies are gray. it's dark. the winds have picked up. in some parts of the island, the power has gone out already. on top of the weather emergency, the island reeling from a magnitude 4.5 earthquake. our coverage from hawaii begins with abc's clayton sandell in
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kkona. >> reporter: iselle is packing high winds, right at paradise. not one but two hurricanes bear down on hawaii. schools are closing and shelters opening. the governor has the national guard on alert. >> we're prepared for immediate response. we have our resources in place. >> reporter: for jeff and lori, here from seattle, the timing couldn't be worse. >> we're getting married saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. the plan right now is to get married on the beach at sunset. >> the week we decide to come, there's two hurricanes. and we just had an earthquake. >> reporter: across the islands, they're scrambling to get ready. plywood to protect windows. there are long lines for gas. and supplies like bottled water, selling out quick. >> all of the water is gone. >> reporter: so are the sandbags. these shop workers forced to improvise. >> sandbags were all sold out.
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i got a role of duct tape. it will slow the water down. >> reporter: lori and jeff say they're wedding will happen, even if the ceremony gets moved to the hotel lobby. clayton sandell, abc news, kailua-kona, hawaii. iselle is packing wind gusts of 70 miles per hour. and julio was upgraded to a category 3 hurricane. our coverage continues with accuweath accuweather's jim dickey. >> good morning, reena and devin. iselle is bringing powerful winds and torrential rainfall. gusts of 60-mile-per-hour. going to be power outages to deal with. torrential rain, in some cases, five, six inches. flooding a concern, along with that, the threat for mudslides. iselle will depart by local time early morning. it will be off the big island,
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move off to sea, clipping oahu, with outer rain bands. not a direct impact. then, we track julio into the weekend. the good news is, this powerful storm might stay north of hawaii. reena and devin, back to you. >> thank you, jim. our coverage continues in our next half hour with a live update from the big island. stay with abc news all morning long. six american students stranded in africa by the ebola outbreak are coming home. but not right away. their study abroad program was om supposed to last a few weeks. this ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,000 people in 4 countries. but the students tell abc news, they are safe and happy. >> we have not made any contact with anyone that has contracted ebola. we're in a safe environment where everyone is safe. >> and we are also taking preventative measures, such as carrying around hand sanitizer and washing our hands frequently.
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>> they are now scheduled to leave liberia on the 17th. meanwhile, last night, the state department ordered families of its embassy staff in liberia to leave for their own safety. there's a major shakeup for the race of senate in montana. john walsh is dropping his re-election bid over allegations he plagiarized large parts of a research paper. that leaves democrats scrambling for a candidate with the election less than three months away. walsh had been under pressure from party officials and newspapers to leave the race. that 62-year-old stow away arrested monday night after sneaking on to a flight from san jose to los angeles, she's been arrested again. she's in custody after being arrested at l.a.x. yesterday. police were watching as she was walking through terminals on a scouting mission. that was in violation of the probation she was put on on wednesday. >> much like she did on the news last night, she apologized for
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her actions. said she would never do it again. but that's obviously not the -- not the case. >> hartman is homeless and jobless. she recently left mental health treatment she had been ordered to attend. and now, to a story that we brought to you just a couple weeks ago. something we're happy to report today. >> you might remember 6-year-old roxy compton from portland, oregon. she posted a handwritten sign outside of her home, shaming some thieves who had stolen her father's bikes. >> shame on you bike thieves. your mom would be so disappointed. wait. sincerely -- sincerely resident 6-year-old. >> that's you. >> it's just that, i don't think their mom or their dad would want them to be a bike thief. >> roxy's sign and the media's coverage of it brought in a few tips in our station in portland passed along photos of one of the bikes. that were taken by a viewer. >> the police tracked the
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recapping our top stories this morning. president obama's authorized u.s. air strikes in northern iraq to defend americans from advancing sunni militants known as i.s.i.s. it follows a u.s. military mission to air-drop food and water to refugees in northern iraq. and meanwhile, hawaii bracing for its first major
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storms in 22 years. the cell's outer edges lash the chain with torrential rain and high winds. on its heels, julio an even stronger storm, following closely behind on a similar track. now, to a follow-up to a story we told you about yesterday that some of us couldn't believe. there was a bear, walking on its hind legs in new jersey. >> it count me as one of the disbelievers. it appears that the bear is the real deal. here's abc's ron claiborne. >> reporter: see for yourself. that, experts tell abc news, is not someone in a bear suit. it really is a bear, standing on his hind legs and walking as comfortably and smoothly as a person. >> i think he walks better than you, don. >> he stuck his head up at first. and he stood up fully. and he started to walk. >> there it is. >> reporter: this sighting, caught on camera july 19th. the bear ambling down a residential street in suburban new jersey.
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>> that's a bi-pedal bear. >> reporter: two weeks later, there he goes again, just two doors down. in northern new jersey where black bears and humans co-exist easily, a bear sighting is no big deal. but a bear strolling around like a mall shopper, very big deal. >> it's scary at first. after you've seen it a couple of times, it's weird. >> reporter: local residents have nicknamed this bear vinny. they say he's a juvenile, under three years old. and weighs about 250 pounds. and he is walking upright, because his two front paws are injured. >> more than likely, it was a car accident. bears can walk on their hind legs well. they choose not to do so. >> reporter: officials say the bear and his bear brethren are not a danger to people. and they have no plans to capture or relocate him. live and let live. we are told that the bear or vinny, if you like, is
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recovering nicely. it will take another six months before he is fully recovered. but then, he should be roaming around like any other black bear in this area. but on all fours. ron claiborne, abc news, oak ridge, new jersey. >> maybe he just saw real estate he liked. maybe there's a house down the street. >> maybe he's hunting for some. look at that. lurking through the wood there's. yesterday, i swore this was a man in a bear suit. way to go, ron. be on the hot trail there. coming up, hollywood capitalizing on mother nature. "into the storm" opens this weekend, featuring an ef-6 tornado from hell. can it really happen? and ahead in our next half hour, is sex the spice that's missing from so many marriages? one couple says yes. you won't believe how they're using it to re-ignite their relationship. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ come hell or high water the box office this weekend, it will be a taste of hell and high winds. >> hollywood is taking advantage of this summer's severe weather, unleashing a tornado of a never-before-seen ferocity across the silver screen. >> how many of the disaster movies are truth versus scary science fiction? we're up with "nightline" and abc's rebecca jarvis. >> i study storms all my life. and this one is bigger than any storm that has ever been. >> reporter: "into the storm" hits box offices, depicting a devastating category 6 tornado. winds higher than anything ever recorded. >> this movie is kind of roughly based on different storms that have hit the united states throughout history. ultimately culminating in an ef-6 tornado, which has not ever
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hit the united states. but in this movie, it's what would happen if one did. >> reporter: our chief meteorologist says not so fast. >> category 6, or ef-6, this is something we don't have in science. >> reporter: why does it seem as though storms are getting more severe? >> a big part of it seeming like there are more severe storms, often goes with how we see them. we have technology. we have cell phones. we share every hailstone. we share every tornado. and everybody sees it. >> reporter: but nothing quite so dramatic as a wet storm going up in flames. >> when you have a real tornado, all that condensation, water and fire don't go together. so, that would not be scientifically possible. >> reporter: for now, feel free to enjoy the not-so-natural visual spectacle. >> the special effects were awesome. >> it's all real?n phenomenon that is horrific, devastating and yet beautiful all at the same time.
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>> reporter: so, you can relax and grab the popcorn. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> i love how ginger is just breaking things down for us. >> she spoils the fun. >> the worst tornado ever in history actually took place in 1925 in the tristate area in missouri, illinois and indiana. the swath of destruction was 219 miles. and it went on for 3 1/2 hours. >> thankfully those don't happen often. and what we see in that film is not the real case. 695 people apparently died in that storm. it's still a good movie. we'll chwck it out. [ man ] look how beautiful it is. ♪ honey, we need to talk. we do? i took the trash out. i know. and thank you so much for that. i think we should get a medicare supplement insurance plan. right now? [ male announcer ] whether you're new to medicare or not, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. it's up to you to pay the difference.
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this morning on "world news now," crisis in iraq. breaking developments as the u.s. military goes on a humanitarian mission. could american air strikes be next? extreme weather hitting hawaii this morning. the hurricane warnings as iselle takes aim. and julio gains strength. we'll get the latest live. in the trash. a videotape that appears to show a postal carrier dumping mail in the garbage. who got busted? and who's been complaining? and office politics. "mad men" bombshell, christina hendricks, her funny stunt with a serious message about women in the workplace. that's in "the skinny." this is friday, august 8th.
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good morning, on this very busy friday. i'm devin dwyer. >> i'm reena ninan. a lot of focus on the middle east. we're watching the hurricane over hawaii. incredible photo we're going to have in a little bit. >> so much. one of our former colleagues is there on the big island. she's going to report the latest to us in just a few minutes. we're going to start with the breaking news out of iraq. american forces dropping much-needed food and water as president obama clears the way for u.s. air strikes. >> the president is vowing this time no american troops will be returning to ground combat. this morning, the u.s. military is back in action in iraq. >> today, america is coming to help. >> reporter: president obama authorizing a military air drop to help thousands of iraqi civilians, stranded on this mountain top, surrounded by islamic militants. 10,000 people, trapped in blistering heat, without food or water. nearly 20 children have already died. >> the united states of america cannot turn a blind eye. we can act, carefully and
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responsibly to prevent a potential act of genocide. >> reporter: under cover of darkness, three cargo jets, escorted by f-18s, dropped pallets like these, loaded with thousands of gallons of water and meals ready to eat. >> with the i.s.i.s. threat out there, our crews will be in some danger by doing these air drops. >> reporter: the i.s.i.s. terrorists have surface-to-air missiles and a slew of firepower. they're threatening to take control of the largest electric dam in the country and are closing in on irbil. the kurdish capital has key american outposts, with military consultants and a consulate. >> i've told our military to take strikes against isil convoys should they move toward the city. >> reporter: the strikes have not begun. but u.s. commanders have a green light. >> we go into air strikes, we're opening another chapter on a book that the white house had hoped they had closed. >> reporter: the last u.s. troops pulled out of iraq in 2011. president obama says he does not
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plan to send combat troops back in. while a major new deployment is not expected. 700 u.s. service members are already in iraq to help secure american facilities and help train iraqi security forces. stay with abc news, as we cover the crisis in iraq all morning long. you'll find instant updates on abcnews.com. our other big story. classes are canceled today in hawaii and people are being urged to stay inside, as the islands brace for two major storms. the outer edges of iselle are bringing rain and wind to the big island overnight. it's the first tropical storm to hit hawaii in 20 years. some residents, as you can imagine, are anxious. >> we're on the waterfront. nothing to block the wind. >> roof damage. older homes could have structural issues. flying debris for windows potential, as well. >> the biggest threat is heavy rainfall, up to a foot. rockslides, even flash flooding. in addition, waves up to 20 feet along the coast are also possible. meantime, hurricane julio is gathering strength in the
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pacific, as it heads towards hawaii, a category 3. with hurricane warnings up, let's found out what's happening right now on the big island. >> with the storm surge coming in, our former colleague, abc news photographer, ginny vicario, has retired in hawaii. joins us live by phone. thank you so much. we hope you're safe with your husband right now. we know you're hunkered down there. give us a sense of how you prepared. >> the first thing we did was board up the windows today because we knew they weren't kidding this time. everybody here in hawaii thinks, it's going to pass us over because i guess that's been the record here. but we boarded up the windows. we filled up the bathtub. and we did everything that everyone warned us to do in advance. >> ginny, do you feel safe hunkered down at home? are people evacuating their homes? >> you know, honestly, we're out here right on the tip. when the hurricane comes, i think we're kind of at ground zero here. and so, we don't see the other homes.
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we're hunkered down. we're in the dark. and it's starting to get really noisy out there. you know, it's a little scary. the winds are starting to howl. and the rain is going in all different directions. so, we hope we've done enough. >> ginny, we understand the power just recently went out at your home. what's the biggest fear you have right now? is it the wind? is it the flooding? >> well, the biggest fear, our -- for me, our tree is falling on our house. we have very, very tall trees. and they're very brittle. and they are about 70 feet high. they tower over our house on the sides. and so, we're a little worried about those. we hear them breaking and cracking and trees falling all over the place. that's the biggest fear. hopefully, the house is very well made. you know, we're very hopeful. >> well, we are hoping, ginny, you make it through safely and without any issue. i take it this is the first hurricane you're weathering. you covered stories all over the
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world. we certainly hope that you report back to us and let us know you're okay. >> thank you very much. i've covered the aftermath. but never had to hunker down in one. so, this is quite an adventure. >> ginny, stay safe. we look forward to checking back in with you. that's former abc news ginny vicario, live on hawaii's big island. our coverage of hawaii's hurricanes continues on accuweather. >> with julio upgraded to a category 3 hurricane, let's get the latest from jim dickey. jim, good morning to you. >> iselle moving over hawaii's big island here, in the early morning hours. going to bring powerful winds. we're talking gusts, 50-mile-per-hour, 60-mile-per-hour, 70-mile-per-hour, that's going to cause some power outages. along with that, some torrential rainfall, likely leading to flash flooding. we're talking six inches of rainfall by the time all is said and done. the storm departs as we get to the early morning hours friday. likely bringing outer bands to honolulu.
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reena and devin, back to you. >> thank you so much, jim. here's a look at weather on the mainland. more than half th see rain today, from thunderstorms in the west, all the way across to the south and covering much of the midwest. mild and pleasant, from the great lakes to new england today. >> a scorcher in texas and the deep south. much of the midwest will be in the low-80s and mid-80s for the mid-atlantic states. and a high around 80 for new england. mild along the west coast. some northern oregon residents are being allowed to return to their homes. firefighters battling the blaze in columbia river gorge. have made a bit of progress. but unfavorable weather conditions prompted new evacuations and warnings late last night. the fire started tuesday evening, as it raced through thousands of acres of brush and shrubs. a search for a little girl in washington state has ended in police believe they found the body of jenise wright near the
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mobile home park where she lived. her parents say she was last seen when she went to bed saturday night. but they waited a day to report her missing. in 2001, her dad was charged with molesting two girls. the postal service would never have known why a cincinnati neighborhood's mail was not being delivered, if not for this video. take a look. the letter carrier appears to be throwing the letters, bills and checks into that dumpster. they said mail delivery is sporadic lately. and there are people on the routes who depend on mail. >> people missing out on bills. they're missing out on letters. anything. anything important. and necessary. you know, you're missing out on because they're doing stuff like that. it's crazy. >> residents complained. and the postal service retrieved the mail from the dumpster. the carrier has been suspended. one resident says she's glad she has nosey neighbors with cameras. if your mail is delivered, it may look psychedelic soon. this is janis joplin's forever stamp that goes on sale today.
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the queen of psychedelic soul is the latest to be honored in the postal service's music icon series. colorful. >> she looks good. whether you realize it or not, this time of year, state fair season across nation's heartland. >> i love the state fair. long-time viewers to the show know we love the state fairs, too. so, with in a, we're off to springfield, illinois. >> the state fair's butter cow was unveiled yesterday. and look at the detail here. 500 pounds of unsalted butter. sculptors took two days. >> the butter cow has a long tradition there in springfield. it's been part of the state fair since the 1920s. the sculpture will be on display until the fair ends on the 17th of the month. that's when they melt her down. >> and use it for another sculpture. >> freeze it again. >> it's a project of the midwest dairy association. it's paid by local farmers. i feel like every three weeks in the summer we cover the butter sculptures. >> i loved them. the minnesota state fair, it was a huge trip to meet the princess kay of the milky way. she would have her face carved
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♪ let's get it on oh, baby ♪ ♪ let's get it on devin is getting very nervous that we're going to be talking about sex. >> it's the sex segment of the day. >> don't act excited. i know you're getting nervous. his palms are hot and sweaty. the romantic music. one couple in utah whose extreme getting it on is causing an online sensation. >> this is one couple. they agreed to have sex every day for a month. and of course, they're telling the whole world about it. here's abc's abbie boudreau. >> reporter: two little kids. two hectic jobs. no more excuses.
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and let's face it. we've heard them all. >> i'm tired. i don't feel well. i don't like how i look. i have to lose another ten pounds. >> reporter: with babies and a busy schedule, 29-year-old meg connolly was feeling not-so-sexy. and was worried she was losing touch with her husband of eight years, riley bingham. >> we hadn't touched each other for eight days. that was crazy for us. >> reporter: were you noticing you weren't as intimate as often? >> absolutely. >> reporter: meg came up with an experiment to get their spark back. >> when he got home from work, what if we have sex every night for the next month? yeah. what if we do? so, we did. >> reporter: and you're thinking -- >> i dropped my bag, out of shock. >> reporter: every night, you're doing the deed, correct? >> yes. >> reporter: did you ever feel like, i am just too tired today? >> absolutely. there were time whence i would have to look in the bathroom mirror and psych myself up. you can do this.
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after a few weeks, i craved it. >> reporter: she wrote about their journey on her blog, really striking a chord with couples. some calling her idea brilliant. others saying it's oversimplified. what do you think it did for your marriage? >> it added excitement. he would come home from work. he was come into the kitchen and would twirl me around. we were talking more to each other. we got on the same team again. >> we talk a lot more. we became much more generous. less selfish. >> reporter: and although they say they are no longer having sex every day. >> we make it a point to be intimate every day. whether it's hand-holding or kissing. something that's just her and i, where we feel close, no matter how long the day is. it's just us. >> reporter: abbie boudreau, abc news, provo, utah. >> very fun. it's interesting they're not keeping it up. why is that? >> i don't know. but we'll have to follow their blog to find out. >> that's right. well, they say it's kind of like you have to take every marriage first before the kids. it's like the oxygen mask on the
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plane. you have to put yours on first before you put it on the kids. and it does relieve stress, obviously. and leads to a much happier -- >> we have our cheat sheets. five reasons you should have sex every day with your husband. reason number five, it's so much fun. you heard it here. well, when we come back, the supermodel doing her own yardwork in a bikini. and a fish out of water. christina hendricks gives us the 2014 office. the video you have to see in "the skinny."
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ time, now, on this friday for "the skinny." and the battle of the egos at a soul cycle. >> charlize theron felt dissed at her spin studio in los angeles. radar online reporting she told her spin studio to ban tia mowry, after she snitched to the tabloids about theron rolling her eyes at her. >> catfight. when the gym management refused, she reportedly had a meltdown, accusing them of not protecting her from hangers-on. it all seems very sixth grade. but platinum cards. next to a girl who is definitely not in the sixth grade anymore. and she's showing it. >> she is showing it. supermodel chrissy tegan blasted out this instagram, take a look, promoting her photo shoot in the september issue of "esquire."
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>> holy moly. part of the spread has her sporing this gardening outfit, a bikini, as she pushes the lawn mower. she appears to be having a great time. >> our great director says she's aerating the lawn. and to another siren heating up the camera lenses. >> angela bassett proving that 55 isn't fatal. posing in these black and white shots. look at her. wow. on the heels of finishing her first directorial debut. shooting a whitney houston bio-pic. >> her advice to women everywhere, be yourself. and don't be afraid of a little bit of rejection. >> i think she's always gorgeous. and smart, clearly. >> black and white. really nice pictures. to another lesson for women and men everywhere. wrapped up in a hilarious skit. >> christina hendricks brings her 1960s "mad men" persona, into a modern office. for a "funny or die" sketch. she tries to spool paper into a computer. doesn't recognize a phone.
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the joke is on everyone else when she gets her real message across. >> in the u.s., women make 23% less than their male counterparts. >> really? >> did you know that 70% of the minimum wage workforce is female. but only 15% of our fortune 500 ceos are. >> that's depressing. >> if we're going to run our businesses like it's the 1960s, i'm going to act like it. >> huh. >> of course, those were the days when we could all wish we could shake up a martini in the break room, instead of being stuck with boring coffee. >> i am up for shaking up a martini in the break room. >> i know. it's time to see who will be shaking the martinis today over the birthday cake. >> topping our birthday list today, dustin hoffman turns 77 years old. >> connie stevens is 76. >> deborah norville turns 66. >> and tennis great, roger federer, 33 today. happy birthday to everybody. coming up, a look back at
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neutralizing pet odors. don't just vacuum clean . resolve clean. recapping our top stories. the crisis in iraq heating up. president obama authorized u.s. air strikes in northern iraq to defend both american soldiers and civilians from advancing sunni militants known as i.s.i.s. it follows a u.s. mission to air-drop aid to iraq's refugees. and our other top story -- hawaii bracing for a one-two punch. its first major storms in 22 years. iselle's outer edges are lashing the island chain with torrential rain and gusty winds. on its heels, julio, an even stronger storm. it's been quite a week for headlinemaking news. >> aside from murder and mayhem are quite a few bright spots. here are the friday reruns. >> the loss of any life is tragic.
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no life is worth any more than another life. but the symbolism of a loss of a major general in conflict, will have a huge effect on u.s. forces. >> this outbreak of ebola is remarkable. the cases in this -- you know, the last couple weeks, represents one-third of all the ebola cases ever reported. >> israel deeply regrets every civilian casualty. the people of gaza are not our enemy. our enemy is hamas. >> this seize fire has come at a price that is almost too much to bear. the massive death and disruption in gaza has shocked and shamed the world. >> i heard a big boom. i saw the pole going like tumbling down. >> everybody was, like, lying down on the ground, injured. people screaming, asking for help. >> do you remember ever trying within 2 1/2 to 3 hours after
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you shot renisha mcbride? >> i don't think so. >> my life is improbable. i'm an absolutely improbable hall of famer. >> never been about the womb thing. she has a great basketball mind. we think she would be a great addition to our program. >> i've never been on live television before. but sometimes i don't watch the news. i'm a kid. >> he certainly made the news this week, huh? 15 minutes up yet? >> that's right. >> we want to remind you about a special feature for our fans on our facebook page. >> it's called "in case you missed it." we've compiled the great moments from the week on our facebook page. check it out on wnnfans.com. >> and don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. coming up, more from abc. stay with us.
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making news in america this morning, crisis in iraq. president obama authorizing air strikes in the war-torn country. why the sudden change in policy and the operations already under way this morning. >> taking aim. a powerful storm bears down on hawaii with another one waiting in the wings. new video just in, plus the timing and track of the rare double storm. delivery disposal. paychecks and notices tossed in a dumpster by a postal worker. the video evidence and the serious charges the worker could face. security scare. s.w.a.t. teams, secret service and a lockdown at the white house. wait till you hear who caused all this.

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